Riomax® Tailgate Talks

Riomax® Tailgate Talks

"Interested in the farming and ranching industry, but don't have time to sit down and watch a video or read an article? Tune in to The Riomax® Tailgate Talks to listen to discussions on relevant, season-specific topics like weaning, wintering, breeding, and calving. Hear ranchers from across the nation discuss how their operations have overcome hardships and become profitable and sustainable, for today and tomorrow."

Episodes

April 21, 2021 15 min

Kim Siebert is passionate about cattle - always has been, and always will be. Kim and his son farm and ranch in Southeastern Nebraska. He first started using the Riomax lick tubs a few years ago, and although Kim admits that the Riomax price tag is "a little bit scary", he's been using the product long enough now to realize that the benefits make it worth it. As Kim notes, you may not notice any drastic differences in t...

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Jesse Burleigh, a 3rd generation rancher from central Montana, runs a 500-head cow/calf operation. Tune into this brief conversation between Jesse and Haidee, one of the Riomax® territory representatives, to learn more about Jesse's operation, why he started using the Riomax® product, and what kind of results he's seen since. From huge hay savings to increased weaning weights, a smooth calving season (while his neighbors we...

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Del Ficke, with Ficke Cattle Company out of Pleasant Dale, Nebraska, joined us for a recent Soil Health Webinar. Del and his family are 5th generation farmers who work every day to get back to their roots; to bring back the wisdom of the past while weaving in modern innovation. In this brief speech, Del touches on diversity in the rumen and how it feeds everything in the soil. Essentially, how genetics above the ground work synergi...

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This excerpt will take you on a trip down to the southwestern corner of Georgia. Mr. Will Harris, owner and operator of White Oak Pastures, which is the largest organic farm in Georgia, joined a recent Soil Health Webinar to share his knowledge and experience. He speaks about his multi-generational, multi-species, vertically integrated system and how they continuously strive to positively impact the whole cycle: regenerative land m...

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Jerry Doan and his family ranch in North Dakota on an operation that was homesteaded in 1882 by Jerry's Great-Grandfather. Hear Jerry speak to a subject he's passionate about: holistic management that makes sense. He believes that holistic management is not some far-out-there thing, but rather, a way to make ranching profitable, enjoyable, and multi-generational. Jerry feels that any management principles, whether holistic ...

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When Danny Schwab from Southern Saskatchewan first heard the Riomax claims about increased calf weight gain, feed savings, and a consumption guarantee, he wanted to try it out for himself. Was what he heard true? Danny has now been feeding Riomax for 3 years and has eliminated loose mineral, decreased feed costs, improved conception rates by about 5%, increased weaning weights by nearly 30 pounds, and has better overall herd health...

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Ray Danyluk, from Elk Point, Alberta discusses his 50 years of experience in raising cattle and how Riomax has come into play on his operation. He first started feeding Riomax during calving season to help eliminate Coccideosis in his calves, and now feeds it year-round. Hear Ray talk about additional results he's seen, like tightening his breeding window and reducing calf stress during weaning, and why he feels that feeding Ri...

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Rick Austin works as the Riomax representative at Mistol Seeds in St. Paul, Alberta. The dealership started offering Riomax in 2019, and has since gathered countless stories from happy customers using Riomax. Listen to Rick as he goes over his experience in selling the Riomax tubs and how they've helped his customers improve conception rates, feed efficiency, weaning weights, and reduce herd sickness.

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Barry & Dora Brown, owners and operators of Bar Double D Ranch in Saskatchewan, have been ranching for about 19 years now. Barry and his wife have always believed in providing a mineral tub of some sort to their cattle, and they track things carefully on their ranch. When they first decided to use Riomax on their small herd, they felt the cost was "pretty brutal". But soon, they began to notice small differences in thei...

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Ed Parke ranches in East Central Alberta and has been using Riomax on his cow herd for years. The way he puts it is, "When I got in trouble was when I quit using them [Riomax]!" Although he thought he was saving money by using a tub with a cheaper upfront price, he discovered it was actually more expensive on a cost per head per day basis. Hear Ed discuss how Riomax has helped him work with nature and get more out of his ex...

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Trent Hendricks, vice president of the American Grassfed Association, ranches in Southern Missouri. He uses Holistic Management, which enables him to put an emphasis on energy, food, and the health of ecosystems around him. Hear Trent talk about his sheep and beef operation, their solar sites, and how Riomax® is the puzzle piece that has helped them to stay 100% grassfed with even the poorest quality forages.

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A 3rd generation rancher from Southern Alberta, Kevin Stopanski, shares the path he took to becoming a Riomax® user. Discover how Riomax® helped Kevin increase calf weights (even during a dry year) and achieve 100% breed-up. Plus, hear Kevin discuss how he swath-grazes his cattle to help him reduce feed costs. 

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Mary Meyer, a Riomax® dealer from Montana, tells a few of her favorite stories about carrying Riomax® at her dealership. Originally, Mary always believed, "if it's too good to be true, it is". Why should Riomax® be any different? After trying to think of every excuse NOT to stock Riomax®, she was finally convinced to give it a try. Hear Mary share her experiences ever since!

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Josh Freiberger, a 5th generation cow/calf producer and 1st generation seedstock producer from Alliance, Nebraska shares how his operation runs and has benefited from using the Riomax® herd-health program. Josh discusses how his cattle work for a living and build their own immune system to survive. He also goes over how they've reduced waste, input costs, and improved overall herd performance.

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Tom Schnabel runs a Seedstock operation in South Dakota. Listen to him discuss how he has been able to reduce input costs, increase carrying capacity and breed up, improve herd health, and get far more out of the forages he already has. Tom agrees, a quality supplement can seem expensive, but he also states that you must "spend money to make money".

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Shane Keller, a commercial cow/calf producer from the sandhills of Nebraska, talks about the importance of fertility and fetal imprinting. He discusses profitability on his ranch and how Riomax® has enabled his herd to become more efficient and productive. Best of all, Shane shares how his results keep getting better, year after year.

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Kurt Luoma from Montana once stated that "Riomax® just seemed awful high-end". But when no other mineral program seemed to work, he decided it was time to try out Riomax®, despite the upfront cost. Hear Kurt tell his story, and discover how Riomax® helped him improve the overall efficiency of his cattle herd, save hay, increase body score condition, and more!

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You may have heard of Dr. Jeffery Hall before (we like to call him 'the mineral guru of The West'); he is a professor at Utah State University and the Head of Diagnostic Toxicology. In this 30-minute excerpt, Dr. Hall discusses a very important topic in the cattle industry: mineral deficiencies. Discover the true economic impact of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in cattle herds across North America.

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Larry Chamberlain, an experienced rancher from Wyoming, shares how Riomax® herd health programs have helped him through tough times. Living in dry, Eastern Wyoming, Larry used to struggle with a high death loss, but saw drastic improvements once he began supplementing Riomax®. He states, "efficiency is the name of the game... it all boils down to how many calves you actually sell". Tune in and hear Larry speak the results h...

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Mike Stark, a rancher from Baker, Montana, shares his long-time experiences with Riomax®. Once a skeptic, he now has the results and statistics to prove that it's worth calculating your cost per head per day instead of focusing on the upfront price. Mike discusses how he sat down with his banker, and soon discovered exactly how much he was saving by supplementing Riomax®.

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